The "Lake Placid" actress posted photos which reminded fans of her late mother. Mariska Hargitay was only three when her mother died in a tragic incident, but she keeps her memories alive by sharing her photos on social media. Her mother, Jayne Mansfield, was a sex symbol back in the day, known for her sultry looks and attractive smile.
Hargitay often shares photos of her late mother on her Instagram profile. She lost her mother when she was just three years old and grew up learning how her mother had made a huge name in the entertainment industry.
On April 19. 2023, Hargitay shared a black-and-white photo of her late mother to pay tribute to her on her birthday. Mansfield would have turned 90 in 2023.
"We live to love you more each day," Hargitay wrote in her Instagram post that grabbed her fans' attention in no time. Some of her followers flooded the comments section with birthday wishes, while others noticed a resemblance between Hargitay and her bombshell mother.
"Very strong resemblance to your beautiful mother," one fan said, while a second commented, "Your mom was a beautiful lady, just like her daughter."
User comment on Mariska Hargitay's Instagram post | Source: instagram.com/therealmariskahargitayUser comment on Mariska Hargitay's Instagram post | Source: instagram.com/therealmariskahargitayIn December 2022, Hargitay shared another photo of the late actress to honor her at the start of the new year. Months earlier, in June 2022, she shared another black-and-white photo of her mother with netizens praising Mansfield and appreciating Hargitay for sharing a wonderful tribute.
Mansfield entered Hollywood after giving birth to her first child, determined to rise to fame. Her dedication to her craft made her try new things, including appearing on screen with a white towel wrapped around her body.
Soon after entering Hollywood, Mansfield became known as a sex symbol because of her curvy body. Her fans also loved her beautiful blond hair and her radiant smile.
While her fans loved her sultry looks, they also compared her to Marilyn Monroe. The two actresses were known for their curves back in the day as they took up movie roles one after the other.
However, Mansfield's life was cut short when she met a horrific accident while returning from a nightclub with her three children and her lawyer, Samuel Brody, who was also her lover.
Mansfield breathed her last on June 29, 1967, when the driver Ronnie Harrison accidentally crashed their car into a trailer truck. They were traveling on a dark road from Mississippi to New Orleans when a cloud of mosquito spray is believed to have obscured the driver's view, causing their vehicle to hit a truck from behind.
Jayne Mansfield with Mickey Hargitay, and children Jayne Marie, Miklos and Zoltan in 1960 | Source: Getty ImagesBrody, Mansfield, and Harrison died in the unfortunate incident, while Hargitay and her siblings were injured. Fortunately, the three children survived the accident.
The "Promises! Promises!" actress died at only 34, but her daughter keeps her memories alive by posting her pictures on social media. Moreover, Hargitay's looks also remind people of her late mother.